Well! This is my Christmas gift list sorted!
Just need to resist the temptation to buy it myself on October 9th!
I would read almost anything by Tana French since reading The Secret Place and going back to start her Dublin Murder Squad series from the start – Broken Harbour is in my opinion the best. She has a great sense of close, intimate relationships and a Gothic sensibility which chimes with me perfectly!
ABOUT THE WITCH ELM
A brilliant new work of suspense from “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years.” (Washington Post)
From the writer who “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker) and has been called “incandescent” by Stephen King, “absolutely mesmerizing” by Gillian Flynn, and “unputdownable” (People), comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.
Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life – he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date: 9th October 2018
Available: Penguin Random House